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The Kidney Cancer Association was founded in 1990 by Eugene P. Schonfeld and a small group of patients and doctors in Chicago, Illinois and has grown into an international non-profit organization. The KCA promotes scientific advances through two annual research symposia and a robust grant program, participates in legislative advocacy, and seeks to be a source of education and resources for patients, caregivers, and anyone impacted by kidney cancer. 

Our vision is to be the universal leader in finding the cure for kidney cancer. 

Our mission is to be a global community dedicated to serving and empowering patients and caregivers, and leading change through advocacy, research, and education.

Staff

Gretchen E. Vaughan

President & CEO

Houston, Texas

Bio

Kendall Monroe

Chief Advancement Officer

Houston, Texas

Susan Alanis

Director of Gift Processing

Houston, Texas

Radha Chitale

Director of Communications

Washington, D.C.

Courtney Firak

Senior Director of Patient Initiatives

Chicago, Illinois

Jennifer Fitzgerald

Accountant

Chicago, Illinois

Melissa Lopez

Executive Assistant

Houston, Texas

Angela Randolph

Project Strategy Manager

Houston, Texas

Stephanie Shirley

Director of Advancement and Patient Services

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Board of Directors

Lisa Alderson

Co-Founder and CEO, Genome Medical, Inc.

San Francisco, California

Ronald M. Bukowski, MD

Bukowski Consulting LLC

Cleveland, Ohio

Noah Buntman

Operations Program Manager, Apple

San Francisco, California

Tessa Churchill, MD, MBA

Resident Physician, Anesthesiology,
Northwestern Medicine

Chicago, Illinois

Craig DePriester

Vice President of Clinic Operations, Optum Care

Los Angeles, California

Jamie Graves

Director, State and Local Affairs, BP America

Chicago, Illinois

Bradley Leibovich, MD, FACS

Chair, Department of Urology, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center

Rochester, Minnesota

Ryan Natzke

Chief External Affairs Officer, Marshfield Clinic Health System

Madison, Wisconsin

Eric Perakslis

Chief Science Officer, Datavant Inc.

California

David Perry, Esq.

Retired, formerly a partner of K&L Gates LLP

Irvine, California

William J. Perry

CEO, The Perry Strategy Group

Westlake Village, California

Denise L. Richards

Actress

Hollywood, California

Shelley Robson

Senior Director of Trusts, Estates and Gift Planning, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Houston, Texas

Gretchen E. Vaughan

President and Chief Executive Officer, Kidney Cancer Association

Houston, Texas

Nicholas J. Vogelzang, MD

Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada

Las Vegas, Nevada 

Christopher G. Wood, MD, FACS

M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Houston, Texas

Laura Wood, RN, MSN, OCN

Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Center

Cleveland, Ohio

Ruben Ybarra

Installation Lead/Project Engineer, Poseidon Services Inc.

Houston, Texas

Medical Steering Committee

Laurence Albiges, MD, PhD

Institut Gustave-Roussy

Paris, France

Axel Bex, MD, PhD

Netherlands Cancer Institute

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Ronald M. Bukowski, MD

Emeritus Staff, Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Center

Cleveland, Ohio

James Hsieh, MD, PhD

Siteman Cancer Center

Saint Louis, Missouri

Thomas Hutson, DO, PharmD, FACP

Texas Oncology-Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center

Dallas, Texas

Jose Karam, MD, FACS

M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Houston, Texas

Chung-Han (Joe) Lee, MD, PhD

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

New York, New York

Bradley C. Leibovich, MD

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center

Rochester, Minnesota

W. Kimryn Rathmell, PhD, MD

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center

Nashville, Tennessee

Brian Rini, MD

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center

Nashville, Tennessee

Walter M. Stadler, MD, FACP

University of Chicago Medical Center

Chicago, Illinois

Nizar M. Tannir, MD, FACP

M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Houston, Texas

Christopher G. Wood, MD, FACS

M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Houston, Texas

*The Medical Steering Committee provides strategic guidance to KCA in the planning of its medical education activities as well as supervision of the content of its patient education programs and literature. This committee is also charged with responsibility for selection of members of the planning committees for all medical symposiums sponsored by KCA.

Clinical Advisory Board

Nancy Ainslie, RN, BSN

M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Houston, Texas

Julia Batten, APRN, MSN, MPH

Huntsman Cancer Institute

Salt Lake City, Utah

Patricia A. Creel, RN, BSN, OCN, CCRP

Pfizer Inc.

Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina

Patricia Fischer RN, MSN, OCN

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

New York, New York

Jan Jackson, RN

M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Houston, Texas

Nancy Moldawer, RN, MSN

Co-Chair

Cedars Sinai Medical Center

Los Angeles, California

Virginia J. Seery, MSN, RN, ANP-BC

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Boston, Massachusetts

Laura S. Wood, RN, MSN, OCN

Chair

Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Center

Cleveland, Ohio

*Mission: The Clinical Advisory Board provides patients and caregivers in all stages of their illness accurate information in a manner that supports multiple learning modalities including written, audio, and visual.

Patient & Caregiver Advisory Council

John Ferrell

Houston, Texas

Bruce Hill

Hudson Valley, New York

Susan Hill

Hudson Valley, New York

Ritchie Johnson

Houston, Texas

Deb Maskens

Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Ryan Natzke

Madison, Wisconsin

Salima Witt

San Diego, California

Peggy Zuckerman

Long Beach, California

*Mission: The Patient & Caregiver Advisory Council serves as the voice of the patient and provides the vital link between the patient community and the Kidney Cancer Association.

Legal Information

The KCA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization; federal taxpayer identification number 36-3719712.


IRS Form W-9


IRS Form 990


IRS Determination Letter


KCA 2018 Annual Report

Contact Us

The Kidney Cancer Association is a global community dedicated to serving and empowering patients, and leading change through advocacy, research, and education in order to be the universal leader in finding the cure for kidney cancer. Please contact us to learn more about kidney cancer or to get involved with our mission.

Head Office
Kidney Cancer Association
2929 Allen Parkway Suite 200
Houston, TX 77019

Telephone & Fax
USA: (800) 850-9132
International: +1 847 332 1051

Email:
[email protected]
Contact our Nurse:
(503) 215-7921

Mailing Address
USA
Kidney Cancer Association
9450 SW Gemini Drive #38269
Beaverton, OR 97008-7105


Canada
207 – 1425 Marine Drive
West Vancouver, BC
Canada V7T 1B9


UK
Unit 5114 P.O. Box 6945
London W1A 6US